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them to the ground. rich: we have contacted the faa repeatedly this morning. take a look at the numbers. 16 billion a year. total employees for the faa, 47,000. 50,000 of them are air traffic controllers. they are supposed to take one day off every other week. to you. connell: rich, thank you. let's go to the fourth opinion editor. he joins us from washington delta. the politics of this is interesting. we are just getting started this week. what is the political impact, in your view? >> i think political impact is very bad. it's a black guy for the obama administration, congress and the faa. this is going to come back and haunt washington in a major way. connell: you said it would be disastrous for the administration. why? >> well, i think ultimately the jury understands there are always ways to cut spending. it would make the obama administration appear as though it is making six. there has to be some other way to reduce expenditures that do not impact flight times and everything. do not think this looks good for congress or the obama administration. connell: most people believe that i
: the faa releasing a statement saying it will quote, be working with the airlines and using a comprehensive set of air traffic management tools to minimize the delays and impacts of lower staffing as we move into the busy summer season. do you find that reassuring? i'm not sure i do. good morning stuart. stuart varney from the fox business network. stuart couldn't we move money over from consultants and grants to help folks out in the control tower? >> let me spell out what we're talking about. $500 million this year for consultants. $474 million in wrapts grants to make communities more liveable and sustainable. obvious, question, martha, take some money out of the consultants bucket and put it into air traffic controlsers bucket to avoid delays. president says can't do that. i don't have the flexibility to target nonessentials. can't do it. so the republicans introduced a bill that would specifically give the president that flexibility, to avoid this pain. he threatened to veto it. that's where we stand this morning. more cuts are coming. more delays are coming. the president does not wan
as the national transportation safety board takes a closer look at one fire in particular just days after the faa approved boeing's plan to get its fleet back in the air. dan springer is live in seattle. dan? >> reporter: yeah, jon. the faa approved the battery fix even as the company answers tough questions about the fire back in january that led to the dreamliner fleet getting grounded. the plane's lithium ion battery sured a short which led to the failure of all eight cells. boeing's new plan includes a redesigned battery that has more insulation between the cells to prevent what's called thermal runaway. the battery charger has been redesigned to reduce the total amount of energy in the battery so it doesn't work as hard, and it's going to be in a better steel containment box that won't allow oxygen to fuel a fire. the ntsb put boeing on the defensive this morning about its assumptions that turned out to be wrong. >> what we can't do is we can't account for every single possible method of short circuit, particularly what we would consider the unknown unknowns. >> reporter: boeing says it has
say departures halted until 3 p.m. eastern now. no comment so far from the faa. >> hopefully it's a compliewrt glitch and nothing more than that. half past the hour, back to nicole on the floor of the new york stock exchain. nicole, bow's pulling back, and jcpenney, what is that doing? >> we have a lot going on here. of course, yesterday, the dow sold off late in the day, understandably, down 265 points yesterday. we regain some of the losses, up 113 points at the moment, but losing steam here on wall street; however, how do see the nasdaq and s&p holding on to gains of more than 1% each. the dollar is weaker, and oil and gold mixed. oil training to gain after losing significantly day, up $17. watching jcpenney, as you noted, very closely. the s&p's up 17 points, jcpenney in there helping the s&p along. it's up about 6% at the moment. now, granted, we watched jcpenney over the last year struggling. ron johnson's out, changing of the guard now, brought in the former ceo to try and move this company along with new ideas and ways to get it back on track. a report said jcpenney's ac
-long delays because apparently the sequester is going to cause it. the f.a.a. beginning furloughs for employees, including 15,000 air traffic controllers. some say it's purely political. >> when the f.a.a. was shut down a few years ago, flights weren't affected. it seems to me like there is a request or directive out there to take steps so that passengers will be inconvenienced and that they'll call their elected officials to get them to take action. >>gretchen: some of the nation's busiest airport including in new york and washington already experiencing delays and longer wait times for security. >> real-life drama for actress reese witherspoon. the oscar winner arrested for disorderly conduct in atlanta after her husband was apparently pulled over for a d.u.i. as he was given a sobriety test reece reportedly got out of the car. the officers told her to get out of the car but she didn't listen. she said do you know my name? you'll be on the evening news. later she apologized. >>steve: is that her mug shot? >>gretchen: it was. >>steve: i think you're supposed to be looking at the
that could be starting today, folks. the faa beginning furloughs, forced days off for their employees, including 15,000 air traffic controllers. airports across the country are bracing for an hour-long debase in many cases. critics say this move they believe is political. let's find out what peter goelz thinks about, former director of the nts. about, the national transportation safety board. peter, thanks for being here. good to see you. >> good to see you. martha: we're told today could have some pretty big snarls at the nation's airport. what do you think? >> i think we'll see some slow-ups. the federal aviation administration is taking 60% of the cuts at dot. that is $647 million in cuts. people are going to be laid off and things are going to go slowly. martha: why do you think that is, that they're bearing such a brunt of these budget cuts? >> at d.o.t. they have five modes, pipelines, trails, trucks, aviation. aviation is where the big programs are, the big money are and where the most employees are. not only air traffic controllers but air inspectors and the whole certificatio
suspects as brothers. 8:29, a.m., the faa closes airspace over watertown, massachusetts. logan airport remains open and open for now. bret, what is the expected develop mane we should likely see through washington throughout the day? it seems to me at the moment that police are pulling back. they're trying to figure out what happens next here in boston. as i say that, it's important to point out, we don't have cameras everywhere. and certainly we don't know what's happening outside of the view of the camera. >> that is exactly right. obviously much of boston, watertown, the surrounding areas still locked down. it is an armed and dangerous man. they're concerned about public safety. here in washington, people are being according to u.s. official and, headed to white house now to brief directly on latest developments to the boston bombings? we heard homeland security advisor had been keeping him up-to-date with all the details overnight. as i mentioned lawmakers are getting as much as they can too. the key thing, first of all, obviously as you talk about the public safety on the ground a
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